Sunday, 31 May 2020

All About Sirsasana


Sirsasana is an advanced inversion that shows the power, control and beauty of overcoming the fear of falling through a physical and mental balance. The name is derived from the Sanskrit sirsa, which means 'head', and asana which means 'pose' or 'posture'.
Sirsasana is considered by some to be the major inversion and is often referred to as the 'king' of asanas. This complete inversion returns blood to the heart and brain, refreshes the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems, and provides stimulating effects for the entire body.

Those who practice spiritual yoga can use this asana to redirect sexual energies to a higher spiritual energy, which is thought to increase well-being and promote positive radiance. This higher energy is called ojas and is believed to help strengthen other spiritual yoga practices.

Inversions like sirsasana help open the ajna, or the third eye, chakra. The inverted position of the body and the position of the head allow energy to flow to the third eye. Not only does this pose provide mental clarity and renewed energy, but it is also believed to help increase memory and concentration over time.

How to do Sirsasana:-
  • Come on your fours on a yoga mat. Locate your forearms on the floor and interlace your fingers. Make sure your elbows are shoulder-distance apart.
  • Place the top of your head against the clasped hands. With an Inhalation, uplift the knees off the ground.
  • Bring your body into an upside-down “V” position. Walk your feet nearer to your elbows, heels raised.
  • Slowly, lift your feet off the ground and bring your knees closer to your chest.
  • Gently extend your legs upward. Keep them vertical to the ground.
  • Evenly distribute your weight between the forearms and remain in this pose for 20–30 seconds.
  • To release the posture, Exhale; come down to the floor without lifting your shoulder blades from the ground and rest the feet on the yoga mat.

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Benefits Of Sirsasana:-
  • Offers a lot of relaxation through stress.
  • Helps increase focus.
  • Helps improve digestion.
  • Helps develop blood flow to the eye.
  • Helps strengthen shoulders and arms.
  • Helps increase blood flow to the head and scalp.
  • It stimulates the lymphatic system.

Precautions Of Sirsasana:-
  • Keep the entire body vertically in the final position; do not lean backward, forward or sideways.
  • Try to relax as many muscles as possible in the end position.
  • Try to ensure that most of the body weight is supported on the head in the final position, not in the arms.
  • You should practice this yoga pose just after you do other asanas.
  • Practice it for Pranayama and meditative yoga pose.
  • With extremely impure blood, the impurities can enter the brain.
  • It should also not work if your bowels are extremely full, are physically tired and have a headache or migraine.

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